Bruce Garner


Bruce Garner



Job Title: Senior Pastor

Education: Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry, both from Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology

Years in ministry: 32 years.

Family: Charise, Ryan, and Evan

Hometown: Born in Amarillo, Texas, raised in Chihuahua, Mexico

I became a Christian… as a young boy, praying at home with my parents.

I started going to CrossPoint… When I was a college student.

Describe your job: Greatest job on earth!  I get to preach and teach the Bible and provide pastoral care and direction for an amazing congregation and ministry team!

What is a random task that you do that not many people know about?  I walk around looking for lights to turn off all over campus.

What do you want people to know about the church staff? They love God and they love people.

In what ways have you seen God move through your ministry? I’ve seen God strengthen and grow a congregation to be a loving, serving family of faith.


Chick-Fil-A or Raising Cane's? Chick-Fil-A for the chicken; Cane’s for the sauce

Mountains or beach? Beach!

Early bird or night owl? Early bird

Coffee or Tea? Coffee. Is this a serious question?

Starbucks or Portola? Whichever is nearby and/or can serve it within 2 minutes

Casual or dressy? Casual


You have a free Saturday. What do you do? Get up really early to exercise on Sunset Beach, rejoin the family for breakfast and do whatever they want.

What's the longest you would wait in the In n Out drive through? 5 cars worth

What’s your go-to coffee order? Black, in as large a cup as they have.

Favorite spot in Huntington Beach? Wetlands or the quiet spots near Sunset Beach

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is…. Italy

The best movie is… anything that can make me laugh out loud

A book you would recommend to everyone? For pure fun, P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

What’s the weirdest thing about you? Toughest question on here!  Among many other quirks, I hate certain sounds and I was a childhood ventriloquist

What celebrity do people say you resemble? It’s never been mentioned, but I almost got beat up in two different countries because I reminded some guys of someone else they hated.